Egypt’s Children Are Not Street Children by Hani Hafiz

A president living in palaces, and with him his followers

♫ Egypt’s children are living in slums, under bridges, and on sidewalks

A president who eats what he pleases, and with him his followers

♫ And Egypt’s children eat stale and leftover bread, and no one is okay…

A president who gets medical treatment in Germany, America, and expensive hospitals—he gets treatment, blood transfusions, okay…

♫ And Egypt’s children seek treatment with health insurance, and no one is okay…

A president who summers in Sharm al-Shaykh, brings on winter with his air conditioning and sailboats, living okay…

♫ And Egypt’s children spend winter and summer under bridges and on sidewalks, living in good health, okay…

Who called them street children? ♫         They are Egypt’s children

Sing! Middle class, poor, nonexistent, but living ♫         By the grace of God, most praised and high, the people of Egypt are alive

Oh children of Egypt, love Egypt

♫         Farm, build, and teach your children how to love Egypt

Egypt does not forget her children, and her people keep Egypt in their eyes hearts

Egypt is in the eyes of the whole world         ♫         Egypt has taught the whole world

Egypt is earth, and Egypt is an offering; Egypt is the pyramids, history, and a culture that flourished before the birth of Christ

Egypt is nationhood and law before the birth of Christ

♫ Egypt is history and Egyptian heroes; in her is the Nile from paradise, sent by our Lord

Egypt says: There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His prophet, “peace and prayers be upon him.”

Egypt is illuminated until Judgment Day

May God’s peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you



The Egyptian people love her

Hani Gawdah Hafiz